Writing Winning Proposals

Writing winning proposals for the federal government is not an easy task. Both large and small businesses still struggle to compete in the federal marketplace.  However, a significant amount still fall short of winning.  The key to submitting a competitive proposal is to avoid doing things in the past that… Read more »

Government Project Proposal Writing Tips for Government Contractors

A government project proposal in government contracting usually includes construction bid proposals, or some other projects that have a very defined beginning and ending. When compared to service contracts, this the style of writing could vary. The gist of your project proposal is to convince the agency that your company if awarded… Read more »

Federal Request for Proposal & Government RFP Process

What is a Federal Government Request for Proposal (RFP)? A Request for Proposal (Federal Government RFP Process) is a tool used by the Federal Government to solicit proposals from interested bidders. Small businesses and large DOD contractors use the request for proposal process to plan, prepare and bid on services contracts… Read more »

What is the Best Value Contract Award Procurement Process?

Was the Government Procurement Process for Your Bid Properly Applied? What are Your Options? Theodore P Watson, Esq. Federal government agencies tend to use the best value contracting procurement process as the preferred proposal evaluation criteria. The idea is to use taxpayer dollars to buy the best quality and value of… Read more »

Acceptance of Late Proposal Exception In GAO Bid Protest Rules

When it comes to GAO acceptance of late proposal submission exception in bid protests, many contractors wonder what happens if their Request for Proposal (“RFP”) submission is late and if there are any exceptions that allow for relief.  While it is an offeror’s responsibility to deliver its proposal to the proper… Read more »

Rules on Request for Proposal (RFP) & Government Solicitation Amendments

When a government agency submits a request for proposal (“RFP”), the agency can make amendments and changes to the government solicitation requirements.  The Federal Acquisition Regulation permits agencies to request revised government proposals, even where the original awardee’s price has been disclosed.  Jackson Contractor Grp., B-402348.2 (2010).  Agency Discretion with… Read more »

FAR 52.219 14 – Limitations on Subcontracting Rule Tips

Avoid Costly Mistakes Under the FAR 52.219-14 Limitations on Subcontracting Clause & 13 CFR 125.6 Submitting a proposal to the federal government implies that you will comply with the new FAR limitations on subcontracting rules or small business set aside percentage of work such as 13 CFR 125.6 and FAR 52.219-14. Under the… Read more »

Incumbent Contractor and Filing Bid Protest

Recently, incumbent contractors are finding that they are losing more and more government contracts and subsequent bid protest. They also find it difficult to write more competitive government proposals that increase their chances of follow-on contracts. As the apparent successful offeror, you should also be mindful of the dreadful affiliation… Read more »

Government Proposal Red Team Review — Must Dos

Putting together a Proposal Red Team review panel for final RFP review makes or breaks your success of winning. You must have the right mix of team members because you want to direct focus on the result and not conflict among personalities. The key to any government proposal review is… Read more »